Best Time to Visit Gupteswar Temple in Odisha


By the way, you all know. That through our websites, we keep informing you about the different tourist parts of the whole of India. But today one is about to visit ancient Shiva temples. So how do we connect this link.

The Gupteswar temple in Odisha is situated in the lap of a mountain near Mandalgarh. Because there is a huge Shiva Lingam of Lord Shiva in the Gupteswar temple. Which grows in size every year according to the recognition of the local people. For this reason, a devotional fair is held here every year on Shivaratri.


GUPTESWAR | Koraput District In Odisha | India

About 55 km from Bhilwara This temple is situated at a distance. Also it is considered to be a popular pilgrimage center of Odisha. To go from Mandalgarh to Gupteswar one has to climb and descend through the middle of two hills and cross a natural drain. After that reach Gupteswar cave temple.

An ancient stepwell is built near a huge banyan tree near the drain. Whose water never dries. Climbing the stairs of the hill route, while visiting the Shivalinga at the Hazareswar Pagoda. Gupteswar enters the temple via the rocky route. It is also called Chota Amarnath by the locals.



Gupteswar’s cave is about 60 feet long. And this cave is divided into two parts. Statues of Shivling and Lord Shiva’s family are built here. There is a cistern at the end of the cave. Which fills the rainy season. And during the time of Varsha Rutu, the journey of Gupteswar Mahadev is seen as a different shade of natural.

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Sundar is delighted to see the streams flowing yesterday and the waterfalls falling from the mountains.

According to mythology, when Dronacharya wanted to know the truth of Ashwatthama’s death from Dharmaraja Yudhishthira. When Yudhishthira replied. That Ashwatthama move Naro or Kunjro wa ie Ashwatthama has been killed.

History of Gupteswar Temple

But I do not know whether that male or elephant. Hearing this, Guru Drona renounced his weapon in the love of his son and sat on the battlefield. Taking advantage of this opportunity, Dhrishtadyumna, son of Drupada, the Panchal king, killed him.

Ashwatthama was distracted by the death of his father. For this reason, to avenge the death of his father, the Pandavas agreed to kill the sons.

Lord Krishna


He lived in the womb of Uttara to destroy the Pandava dynasty. Used Brahmastra to kill Abhimanyu’s son Parikshit. Then Lord Krishna protected Parikshit. To punish Ashwatthama, by removing the gem on the forehead, inferior power to him. I had cursed to keep wandering for ages.

Believed to be of ancient people. That Ashwatthama used to bathe in a pond situated in the Asirgarh Fort and worship at the Shiva temple. Some people also say this. That he comes here every year in Sawan and consecrates Shivling

It was surprising. That this pond situated in this fort built on the top of the mountain never dries up even in the month of Bahara.

Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh

A little away from this pond is the temple of Gupteswar Mahadev. There is a moat around it. According to the beliefs of the old people, there is a secret path through one of these moats. Which passes through Khandav forest (Khandwa district of Odisha) directly originates in this temple.

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Best time to visit Gupteswar Temple


The best time to visit this temple is in the months of October to February when the weather favors the pilgrims coming to chant the mantras of Lord Shiva.

Opening / closing time
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

How to Visit Gupteswar Temple

You will see forests surrounded by forests, dense forests, rolling plains and deep valleys in serene hills. Located in Odisha, Koraput has been given such greenery by nature that it will be a feast for your eyes.

There are no regular trains to Koraput from other major cities of the country. The nearest railway station is at jagdalpur. Which is located at a distance of 82kms.

Koraput is not well connected to other major cities of the country through regular flights. The nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam at a distance of 130kms.

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